Morocco Weather in July 2024: Travel Tips for First-Timers

By Margaux | Updated May. 8, 2023

Hot and dry, July is a good off-season time to go to Morocco, especially its beaches, if you don't mind the heat. Read on for more information about traveling to Morocco in July, including advice and weather info, with average temperatures, rainfall, humidity, places to go, travel tips, and what to wear.

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1. Morocco Weather in July: Overview


  • Temperature range: 20–32°C (69–89°F)
  • Rainfall: 0 cm (0 inches)
  • Rainy days: 1
  • Sunshine hours/day: 10
  • Ocean temperature: 20°C (69°F)
  • Humidity: 20–82% (dry in the desert to much more humid on the coast)

July is hot in Morocco, falling right in between the two high seasons, which are March to May and September to October. For those visiting in July, you'll have to be comfortable with some higher temperatures and higher humidity along the coast, with an average of 10 hours of sun a day. Do bear in mind that this is the hottest month of the year.

This means that July is the perfect time to visit Morocco for a beach holiday, as you can guarantee plenty of sun and not a lot of rain (an average of barely one day with a little rain throughout the country).

July Climate Comparison (Averages) for Morocco's Top Tourism Areas

City/Area High (ºC) Low (ºC) Rain (cm)
Casablanca/Rabat (largest cities, travel hubs) 26 20 0
Fez/Meknes (historical hubs) 35 18 0
Chefchaouen (Blue City, north Morocco) 30 19 0
Marrakesh (southern imperial city) 37 21 0
Essaouira/Agadir/Taghazout (windy beaches) 23 17 0
Mergouza (desert experiences) 42 25 0
Sunrise in the Sahara Desert, MoroccoSunrise in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

2. The Best Places to Visit in Morocco in July

Bearing in mind that July is the hottest month in Morocco, with temperatures hitting a high of 42°C (108°F) in Mergouza (one of Morocco's most popular cities for access to the Sahara Desert), you'll want to make sure that you're visiting the spots that aren't as hot. This is why we recommend visiting Morocco in July for a beach holiday, with some sightseeing along the way.

Regardless of the weather, you probably won't want to miss Marrakesh, Morocco's top tourist destination for good reason. Temperatures there do hit a high of 37°C (98°F) so it is important to come prepared and with the right mindset.

Read on to find out more about where we recommend visiting in July in Morocco.

1) Explore Marrakesh, Morocco's Top Tourist Destination

Lamp shop at night in Marrakesh, MoroccoLamp shop at night in Marrakesh, Morocco

You can't skip on Marrakesh, regardless of the weather, as it is the main tourist spot in the country. We recommend sightseeing in the early morning and evenings, when temperatures aren't quite as high, so that you can still visit the souks (the markets) for a little bit of souvenir shopping, and the medina (the old city), to get a taste of what Marrakesh was like historically.

Other sights include the impressive Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and the Majorelle Garden. For more information about Marrakesh's sights, see Top 11 Things to Do in Marrakesh.

We've also got a sample itinerary for a day in Marrakesh, including a cooking class and sightseeing there:

2) Relax on the Sandy Beaches of Taghazout

Sandy beach, MoroccoSandy beach, Morocco

As July is so warm in Morocco, we highly recommend taking yourself and your family/companion(s) to at least one of its beautiful beaches. Our first recommendation would be Taghazout, a beach along the Atlantic coastline of Morocco.

Taghazhout offers both sandy beaches for relaxing and sunbathing, as well as local cultural and historical sights nearby. You will find shops renting out the gear to do watersports, too, but if you are looking for windy beaches to windsurf or kitesurf we recommend Essaouira, as elaborated on below.

With so many beaches to choose from, it can be hard to pick one. For more information, read our full list of suggestions with regards to Where to Enjoy a Beach in Morocco: Top 10 Beaches.

3) Windsurf on the Beaches near Essaouira

Beach in Essaouira, MoroccoBeach in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira's old town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, meaning it offers more than just an entry into its beautiful beaches.

We would highly recommend visiting Plage Tagharte Beach, one of Morocco's best-known beaches for its golden sandy shores. This is also the place to be for watersports, as it is windy enough for hitting those waves with surfing, or getting out there for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Essaouira is also known for its riads — courtyard-style guesthouses which offer a unique experience. Along its streets don't forget to check out the local artisans, best known for inlaid cabinetwork.

4) Become an Architecture Buff in Casablanca

Sunset in Casablanca, MoroccoSunset in Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca is Morocco's main port area, which explains its important role in Morocco's history. It also has some of Morocco's coolest architecture, both old and more modern. In July, temperatures in Casablanca are slightly lower than in other cities, making it a good time of year to visit and go sightseeing.

Sights include the Unparalleled Mosque, which is the third biggest mosque in the world and the only one to have a third of it built on the sea, a marvel for anyone interested in architecture. You'll also want to stroll through the old medina (as the old town is traditionally known).

To find out more about Casablanca, see The Top 8 Things to See in Casablanca, or read this itinerary which includes a stop in Casablanca alongside Morocco's other top destinations:

3. Morocco Festival in July: 1st Muharram

Cooking traditional food, MoroccoCooking traditional food, Morocco

In July this year and next, Moroccans celebrate the first day of Muharram, also known as Islamic New Year. in 2024 it falls on July 8. This is a public holiday throughout Morocco, marking the Prophet's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD.

Dates for the Muharram are set based on the Islamic calendar, which revolves around the moon as opposed to the sun. This is why dates for this celebration will differ.

If you're planning to visit Morocco in July, you might notice more crowds on transportation and in parks as well as beaches on these days. Most major tourist spots and restaurants remain open, but if you're planning on visiting a smaller museum or restaurant, we recommend calling ahead to double check they're open on the day as the staff might take a day off themselves.

4. Low Season: Less Crowds and Less Costly

Marrakesh countryside, MoroccoMarrakesh countryside, Morocco

Because July is the hottest month of the year in Morocco, it lies in the low season for tourism, meaning that there are fewer tourists around. This might mean that it is a great time of the year to visit Morocco for you, depending on whether you are able to manage the warmer days and whether you're looking for a beach holiday.

As a result, prices for visiting Morocco (particularly transportation and accommodation) are usually lower in July, too!

5. What to Wear in July

Camelman in Tinghir, MoroccoCamelman in Tinghir, Morocco

July is a hot time of the year to visit Morocco. As a result, we recommend wearing lighter-colored clothing and it is generally better to wear natural fabrics. Something like beige or white cotton shirts and trousers will work better with the warmer weather, or a longer dress or skirt would work too.

Because Morocco is mostly a Muslim country, the people dress more conservatively regardless of the weather. We recommend women to cover their shoulders and knees, and men to also cover their shoulders. This will be slightly different for beach-side resorts, where you can wear anything, but you'll have to adhere to these societal rules if you're visiting a mosque or any other site of religious importance.

For those planning on doing lots of walking, we recommend wearing supportive footwear, and if you're planning on visiting the desert this is especially important to keep sand out. A hat and sunglasses are also not a bad idea, and we recommend bringing plenty of sunscreen.

Monthly Weather in Morocco

Recommended Tours for Morocco in July

No idea where to start planning a beach holiday to Morocco in July? Reach out to Global Highlights and we can help you get there with as little stress as possible.

Just let us know your family's requirements and what you'd like to visit, as well as how long you're planning to stay, and we can get back to you with some tour recommendations. Contact us to begin a tour inquiry.

If you're hoping to get some inspiration, we have some sample itineraries for tours around Morocco that you can follow in July. Global Highlights can also tailor-make a tour listed below for you, so do feel free to contact us with any questions.

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